Jun 27, 2012 Blue Note
This is one of those weeks where, if you had unlimited funds, you could fill in a lot of holes in your Blue Note collection with original pressings in very nice condition, perhaps starting with the rarest of the rare: Hank Mobley, Blue Note 1568. This looks to be an original pressing with the New York 23 on the B side. It is in M- condition for the vinyl and probably VG+ or better for the cover. The price has already exceeded $3,000 — yet it has not yet reached the seller’s reserve.
The same seller is loaded with other Blue Notes, among a variety of jazz vinyl, this week, including:
Lou Donaldson, Swing and Soul, Blue Note 1566. This is an original pressing that looks to be in M- condition for the record and probably VG++ for the cover. The price has surpassed $250 and the auction closes today, still short of the reserve price. Dizzy Reece, Soundin’ Off, Blue Note 4033. This is also an original pressing, in M- condition for both the record and the cover. The price is more than $700 and the auction closes tomorrow.
As noted, this is not the only seller with some nice Blue Notes this week. Here are a few more:
Horace Silver, Further Explorations, Blue Note 1589. This is an original pressing that is listed in M- unplayed condition for the record and M- for the cover. The price is around $150 and it closes tomorrow.
Lee Morgan, Volume 3, Blue Note 1557. This is an original West 63rd Street pressing and it looks to be in at least VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. The current price is about $340 and there are still five days to go before the auction ends.
By the way, there are also a lot of nice Prestiges on eBay now. Stay tuned for an update on them.